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April 11-22, 2017
As portrayed in Homer's 'Odyssey', Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting while her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War. During his absence, Penelope fights off the attentions of a hundred greedy suitors. When Odysseus finally comes home, he kills her suitors and then, in an act that served as a brief footnote in Homer's original story, ruthlessly hangs Penelope's twelve maids. Destined to spend eternity in Hades, Penelope recounts her life’s story and the murder of her twelve handmaidens by her vengeful husband. Atwood’s clever storytelling brings one of history’s most powerful myths to the contemporary imagination. A provocative new look at a woman’s longing, lust and culpability.
By Margaret Atwood
Directed by Sue Miner*
Set Design by Jackie Chau
Costume Design by Laura Gardner
Lighting Design by Nick Blais
Stage Managed by Laurie Merredew*
Gabriella Albino, Caroline Bell, Michael Boyce, Justine Christensen, Emily Cully, Genevieve DeGraves, Seamus Dillon-Easton, Kayla Farris, Jocelyn Feltham, Kyrah Harder, Patrick Horan, Chase Jeffels, Parmida Kakavand, Evan MacKenzie, Cora Matheson, Tymika McKenzie-Clunis, Lucy Meanwell, Thomas Nyhuus, Lucas Penner, Michael Ricci, Jake Runeckles, Lillian Scriven, Morgan St. Onge
Tickets: $8 - $20
(price includes all fees and taxes)
*George Brown Theatre engages directors and stage managers through Canadian Actors’ Equity Association’s Dance.Opera.Theatre Policy (DOT).
Tue 4/11/17 7:30PM - The Penelopiad
Thu 4/13/17 7:30PM - The Penelopiad
Sat 4/15/17 7:30PM - The Penelopiad
Wed 4/19/17 7:30PM - The Penelopiad
Fri 4/21/17 7:30PM - The Penelopiad
Sat 4/22/17 1:30PM - The Penelopiad
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